Salt is a staple to every household the world over. Salt production in Goa is an industry that is more than 1500 years old, practised by various communities like the Mitthgaudes, Agris and Gauddos to name a few. Historically, these communities were exclusively engaged in the traditional occupation of salt making and belonged to villages primarily from the four talukas, that were situated on the banks or estuaries of the 6 major rivers of Goa. Batim is one of the villages where salt is still produced. The salt that was harvested in the state, was widely believed to be of superior quality, known for its distinct flavour and the uses and benefits of this organic and natural product were multifarious. As a result of which, not only was this salt highly sought after in the domestic markets, but was also one of the major export commodities and continued to be so, almost into the late 1950s. Production and trade of salt contributed to the economy, as it was the chief export commodity back in the day. The salt pan owners hired the traditional labour to harvest salt from their lands. Salt is produced through the natural evaporation process. The easy access to sea water and favourable climate made Goa an apt salt industry. In this post you will see the people working on the salt pans, an Arial view of the pans and our little curious guest, (who quite easily befriended Nicole and I) as he got right into the pans to have a first hand experience of where the salty stuff he tasted in his food originated. Would you like to have #localexperiences ? Come stay with us at Casa Menezes Heritage Homestay.
On mental health-
. #mentalhealthsupport .
When you look deep within the heaviness in your heart
Piercing that empty centre you’ll find a sharp dart
Somewhere, sometime, someone, something hit the bull’s eye
And you let it remain there because removing it was always a failed try.
Then you get tired of living the beautiful bubble of fun
You try to find meaning where there is none.
You push your self to be stronger only because being weak isn’t allowed
How can you give up, ask for help and risk being lost in the crowd?
You row harder and stronger till your arms give up
You peddle faster than your legs can bear to race for the cup
There. You did it! Everything on the outside is picture perfect
But look? Everything on the inside seems so wrecked!
And then you ask yourself again and again and again
Didn’t you just achieve everything there was to gain?
You dive into yourself finding feelings you brushed under the rug
But it’s too late- the algorithm has a major bug
And then again you look into the heaviness in your heart
To find them lost emotions, shredding the rug apart
You oscillate between a pain you don’t understand and that conforming bubble of fun.
You’re strong, right? So you won’t give up and run
Nothing like spending some time chilling at the beach 🏝☀️
24 4,51013 March, 2019
Barazan waterfalls at Chorla Ghat
According to the legend the waterfalls claimed 12 lives, as 'BARAZAN' means 12 lives in Konkani, and therefore the name. It is a cluster of several waterfalls along one face of a hill. #chorlaghat
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Location : Chorla Ghat, Goa
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